February 7, 2019

Online and Onsite Faith Formation Programs


Looking for more? Take some time to grow your faith with online and onsite courses and workshops for spiritual renewal and ongoing faith formation.


STM Online: Crossroads

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Take some time to grow your faith!

C21 Online, Church in the 21st Century Online is now STM, School of Theology and Ministry  Online: Crossroads.

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offering non-credit courses and workshops for spiritual renewal and ongoing faith formation.

The STM Online: Crossroads mission has expanded in scale and scope since we were founded in 2004. In 2008, we became part of Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry (STM), and today we offer more than 35 courses per year, serving over 2000 participants.

The new name, STM Online: Crossroads, emphasizes our affiliation with STM and our commitment to online faith formation that engages adults at the crossroads of

  • life and faith
  • theology and ministry
  • action and contemplation

If you would like to take a course this spring and are not currently enrolled in a degree program, please follow the non-degree student application process.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the admissions office:  stmadm@bc.edu or 617-552-6506.simbolispring

Introducing the  STM: Encore Podcast!

View the podcast online

Subscribe for the Encore Podcast on:

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The Boston College School of Theology and Ministry offers an array of courses that can provide you with academic enrichment, professional development, and pastoral renewal. Many fall classes are offered once a week and are perfect for those working in ministry or discerning a graduate degree in theology.

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For more information visit www.bc.edu/crossroads


Spring & Summer Encore Videos are available for use.

For more information or videos visit

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry Continuing Education


University of Dayton: Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation

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The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF)  is an online learning initiative through the University of Dayton. Online courses for adults are offered in the area of Scripture, leadership, catechist formation, Christology, church history and doctrine and more. https://vlcff.udayton.edu/calendar/.

Courses are 3-5 weeks in duration. The Diocese of Rockville Centre is a partner in this formational initiative which means that you can receive a reduced rate for courses.

For more information please contact Sister Mary Alice Piil, 516 678-5800 Ext. 512; mapiil@drvc.org.


University of Dayton Institute for Pastoral Initiatives

The Institute for Pastoral Initiatives mobilizes the resources of the University of Dayton for partnerships with the Church that create and implement innovative pastoral initiatives designed to meet the needs of the Church and to articulate faith within the context of contemporary culture.


Resources for Inclusive Catechesis: The Institute for Pastoral Initiatives serves as a support network and resource to individuals with disabilities and their families by providing DVDs and print resources, consultations, and networking opportunities.

The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation: A growing initiative to offer adult religious education and faith formation anytime and anywhere via the internet.

The Forum for Young Catechetical Leaders: A two-year program for students of the University of Dayton. The goal is to prepare students to become outstanding catechists or religion teachers.

For more information visit https://www.udayton.edu/artssciences/ctr/ipi/index.php



Universidad de Dayton: Comunidad Cibernética para la Formación en la Fe

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La Comunidad Cibernética para la Formación en la Fe (CCFF) book corner image
es una iniciativa nueva que
ofrece educación religiosa y formación en la fe para adultos en cualquier momento y en cualquier lugar mediante la Red.El objetivo es apoyar la pastoral profesional de la iglesia para educación religiosa y formación en la fe en el ciberespacio.La Universidad de Dayton ofrece una variedad de temas durante el año. Nuestra Diócesis de Rockville Centre es una de las diócesis asociadas a este programa.Para más información acerca de los cursos siga el enlace: https://vlc.udayton.edu/?lang=es   o puede llamar a Diana Pizarro 516-678-5800 Ext 592


Universidad de Dayton Instituto De Iniciativas Pastorales

El Instituto de Iniciativas Pastorales moviliza los recursos de la Universidad de Dayton para las asociaciones con la Iglesia que crear e implementar iniciativas pastorales innovadores diseñados para satisfacer las necesidades de la Iglesia y para articular la fe en el contexto de la cultura contemporánea.
Recursos para la Catequesis Incluido: El Instituto de Iniciativas Pastorales sirve como una red de apoyo y recursos para las personas con discapacidad y sus familias, proporcionando DVDs y recursos de impresión, consultas y oportunidades de networking.

La Comunidad de Aprendizaje Virtual para la Formación de Fe: Una iniciativa de crecimiento para ofrecer formación de la educación y la fe religiosa adulta cualquier momento y lugar a través de Internet.

El Foro de Líderes Jóvenes de catequesis: Un programa de dos años para los estudiantes de la Universidad de Dayton. El objetivo es preparar a los estudiantes para convertirse en catequistas pendientes o profesores de religión.

Para más información acerca de los cursos siga el enlace: https://www.udayton.edu/artssciences/ctr/ipi/index.php


Endow – Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women

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Endow is an educational apostolate that writes study guides for small groups of women that makes the rich wisdom of the Church accessible to the “woman in the pew.” By offering background

http://endowgroups.org/information, definitions of theological terms, historical context, quotes from Scripture and the Catechism, insights from scholars and saints, and thought provoking questions for group discussion, an Endow study makes some of the most profound documents of the Church and writings of her saints accessible to teens and women alike.

Endow trains women to become group facilitators and provides resources for them to invite women in their community to join them for an Endow study. Groups usually consist of 8-12 women who meet for 8-10 weeks to grow in knowledge of and love for their Catholic faith together.

For more information visit endowgroups.org | View course list here

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STEP at the University of Notre Dame

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Online courses range between four and eight weeks long, with most being six weeks in length. Students read texts and watch video lessons before posting weekly assignments, sharing reflections in discussion forums and participating in real-time online discussions with classmates.

Upcoming Courses Starting September 2, 2019

An Introduction to Sacraments Register
Christian Doctrine for Catechists I Register
Core Course: Introduction to the Catholic Faith Register
History of Christianity: The First Five Centuries Register
Introduction to the Old Testament I Register
Jesus Christ: Yesterday and Today Register
Mary in the Catholic Tradition Register
On Christian Marriage Register
The Creed: We Believe… Register
The Liturgical Year Register
The Synoptic Gospels Register
Vatican II: The Experience and the Event Register

Have a question about STEP? Need technical assistance?
Please call 866-425-7837, email stepnd@nd.edu or fill out our Contact Us Form.

For more information visit www.step.nd.edu | View Complete Course Catalog